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Happiness2017 · 20/07/2017 12:06

Please can you guys help! I'm totally stuck!

What can I buy as a Christening for a niece?

We are quite close, I have a budget of around £100 but more if its something special.

I know jewellery etc is usually the done thing however she will get a lot of that from others.

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Dragonfree · 20/07/2017 12:13

For my Godchild I purchased a lovely set of Roald Dahl books along with a framed picture (Roald Dahl themed).

Christening presents are hard!


PenelopeChipShop · 20/07/2017 12:20

I've just gone for a nice breakfast set with the hare on from 'Guess how much I love you'. Can't afford £100!! If you have that much what about premium bonds or just the money to out into their junior isa if they have one?


kaytee87 · 20/07/2017 12:21

I recently bought a carved Noah's ark set with little animals etc and a copy of the book that I wrote a message inside.


2014newme · 20/07/2017 12:24

Christening jewellery sits in drawer ever after never getting worn.
I don't think you need to spend so much.
Nice children's Bible
Lovely book, the hardback winnie the poohs are nice
Artwork eg not on the High st personalised


2014newme · 20/07/2017 12:24

Annual membership to zoo or other attraction


justaweeone · 20/07/2017 12:25


kaytee87 · 20/07/2017 12:29

Should say most churches probably give a children's bible to the baby (ours certainly do) so I wouldn't bother with a bible.
Mil bought our ds a bible for his christening so I had to hide the bible the church gave him so she wasn't upset.


Heifer · 20/07/2017 13:01

Books, books and more books. Childrens classics etc. I will definitely be keeping the ones DD received and passing them onto her when she has her own children (if she hasn't taken them before then)

Something else I personally love is Noahs Arc, I bought DD a lovely wooden carved set which she loved playing with, again will be keeping to pass down.


justilou · 20/07/2017 14:16

How about a an adult silver charm bracelet. You can add bits to it each year.


Ohyesiam · 20/07/2017 14:49

A boxed set of Beatrix Potter books.
Mine are 10 and 12 and still love the illustrations and stories.


GottaLoveIceCream · 20/07/2017 14:58

A family member bought our dd a solid silver penny from the year she was born from the royal mint website. They're only about £30 but it's a nice thing to have in her memory box. I know that it's way below your budget but it could be an idea if you get something else of lower value too.


AtHomeDadGlos · 20/07/2017 15:02

100 scratch cards. Start 'em early!


IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece · 20/07/2017 15:12

I always buy a copy of "Oh the places you'll go"
And more recently, for girls "Fantastically great women who changed the world" both of which I put an inscription in about how much I'm looking forward to all the wonderful things they'll do in their life. I also love the "Boy/Girl who lost their name" books


londonrach · 20/07/2017 15:30

A silver necklase she can enjoy later and £50-60 for her savings account


SheSparkles · 20/07/2017 15:33

I beg to differ about Christening jewellery being unworn. My dd wore her gold bangle until it had to be cut off her when she was 10. We then bought her a gold bracelet to replace it


Redsippycup · 20/07/2017 15:38

I have bought a gold st christopher in the past.

I like to buy things for the adult the child will become rather than the child they are now.

Fwiw i wear my christening jewellery - it's a beautiful gold bracelet.


Ilovecoleslaw · 20/07/2017 15:41

Me and OH got his neice a silver music box with twinkle twinkle little star on it and a silver rattle with an infinity knot in the design. Costs £50 in total


aurorie11 · 20/07/2017 15:41

I commission plates with name, dob and time plus christening details. Do this at local paint your own pottery place and owner does the commission work


PullUpsAreTricky · 20/07/2017 15:48

pearl earrings


fatbottomgirl67 · 20/07/2017 15:56

My daughter got a silver charm bracelet which has been added to by Aunty over the years . She wore it to her prom a couple of weeks ago . It's really special to her


Happiness2017 · 20/07/2017 16:01

There are some lovely ideas here!

I really like the idea of charm bracelets, and gifts for the adults however DP doesn't.

I'll give him some of these tonight and find some lovely charm bracelets online Grin

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SquigglePigs · 20/07/2017 16:48

We've named a star after our Goddaughter for her Christening - looking forward to finding it in the sky with her when she's older. It comes with a teddy, engraved star and star gazing guide.


early30smum · 20/07/2017 17:09

Definitely books or a book subscription.


SpiritedLondon · 20/07/2017 17:31

I buy adult presents... for my nephew I bought a watch and for my niece a diamond pendent which was unfortunately her birth stone. I used to work in a book shop and they did a lovely set of Beatrix Potter books on a shelf but I think Christenings invite a lot of those gifts.


shouldwestayorshouldwego · 20/07/2017 17:39

What about a wooden nativity set? Religious, useful and suitable for her now and in the future. Can order online and probably have some left for her savings too.

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